Handel Choir
Of Baltimore

Handel Choir of Baltimore is a critically acclaimed choral ensemble that presents yearly performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Handel Period Instrument Orchestra, as well as other major choral and choral-orchestral works. Our 86th season showcases a wide range of music and performances throughout the Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

We're Back, Live Onstage!

2021 ~ 2022
Celebrating our city and its resilience, this season brings you Baltimore composers, Baltimore celebrities, and collaboration with Baltimore students and institutions. We hope you join us this season for our lineup of three fabulous concerts.

  • Period-Perfect Messiah: We return in person with a full Baroque orchestra to the venues you love, following our unique and widely-celebrated 2020 live webcast.   
  • In March, Made in Baltimore will showcase Baltimore composers, including the World Premiere of Houses of Peace, featuring nationally celebrated cellist Amit Peled. This concert also celebrates Edgar Allan Poe, whose poem “The Bells” was set to music by Rachmaninoff.
  • In April we will join with UMBC singers to perform Mozart’s effervescent Coronation Mass and Regina Coeli in Charm City Goes Classical.

Tickets available at handelchoir.org/tickets or  667-206-4120.

Period-Perfect Messiah

A Baltimore holiday tradition, with full period orchestra



Saturday, December 11, 2021
7:30 PM EST

Sunday, December 12, 2021
3:00 PM EST

Made in Baltimore

Contemporary pieces by Baltimore composers, including the world premiere of Houses of Peace and repertoire by faculty at Peabody, UMBC, and Morgan State University



Saturday, March 5, 2022
7:30 PM EST

Charm City Goes Classical

Celebratory works by Mozart and Handel, in collaboration with UMBC


Saturday, April 30, 2022
7:30 PM EST

New Season Is Announced

Subscription tickets available After a year of innovation in the face of adversity, Handel Choir is thrilled to announce a new season of live concerts. In celebration of our city and its resilience, this season...
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Anthony Blake Clark Kicks off Spring Musical Offerings

Anthony Blake Clark shares his insights into Mendelssohn’s fantastical cantata “Die Erste Walpurgisnacht.” Clark is the Music Director of Baltimore Choral Arts Society and recipient of the 2020 American Prize in Conducting. Monday, January 25,...
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A Musical Offering Featuring Simon Carrington

Internationally renowned conductor Simon Carrington joins us for a lively discussion on Handel’s masterful oratorio “Solomon.” Hear first hand from the Founding Member of the Kings’ Singers and Professor Emeritus at Yale University. A sight-singing...
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Audition for Handel Choir’s 2022-2023 season

Upcoming Auditions

Soloists Auditions
– July 23 and 30, 2022

Community Chorister Auditions
– July 8 and 9, 2022
– August 12 & 20, 2022


Donate to Handel Choir

Your gift supports a great Baltimore cultural tradition: more than 80 years of community-based choral and choral-orchestral music. Your contribution is crucial and deeply appreciated.


Handel Choir thanks Preston and Nancy Athey for their sustaining support. Our 2021-2022 season is supported in part by grants from the organizations pictured, the Harry L. Gladding Foundation, Inc. and the Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation.

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